Quote of the Day

On what people want in a sermon…

Be vulnerable and honest and personal but not too personal because this isn’t a therapy session and we need lots of Bible but not too much because it has to relate to what’s happening in our lives and in the world today but it can’t be political and it has to be challenging and deep and significant and at the same time easy for everybody to understand and it has to be funny but not too funny because you are not a comedian you’re a pastor and while you’re at it mix it up and try new things and don’t get in a rut but make sure to be consistent and talk about your own struggles, but not too much because that’s depressing.  And we love stories about your family.  But not too many.  That can be weird.  Just be vulnerable and honest and…

– Rob Bell Poets, Prophets and Preachers

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